What is Headless Commerce

ecommerce November 27, 2022

My office space, and where I work.

I'm kind of proud with my how my little cozy room turned out, so I'm showing it off

Working from home

Since before the 2020 pandemic started, I have always worked from home with a couple multi-month long stints working in an office, but for the majority of my professional career; I have always been "wfh"

Back then, I was content to having my computer in the bedroom where I slept. But after some time, I realized that having the "workspace" and the resting place was not the best way to go because I cannot separate the two ideas from each other, and I end up spending way more time in the computer or more time in bed.

In my next house, I decided to have an actual office. A separate room where the computer is, and all work is done there. Back then, I was just content on having a different place to work. I didn't bother 'pretty-ing' it up.

Office space by Peter Garcia This was ten years ago. ugh, so ugly.

I realized that to be better at my work, I needed a space where I can also be proud of. The way I thought about is that having a nice office is an investment for myself, and to also show my clients that I have my shit together. Afterall, a mans office is a reflection of himself.

How the office looks right now

As you can see, I am still a sucker for moody edits on my photos

Office space by Peter Garcia Office space by Peter Garcia

The PC

I have always loved new tech, and I try to be as current as possible. Right now, my work station is running these specs:

Office space by Peter Garcia

ComponentSpecificationsLink
CPUAMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-Core Processor
MotherboardX570 Aorus Ultra
RAM64GB
GPU1Nvidia GeForce 3090
GPU2Nvidia GeForce 1080Ti
Storage1512GB NVme
Storage24TB HDD
Storage34TB HDD
CPU CoolerNoctua Dh-15 Chromax Black
Power SupplyEVGA 210-GQ 1000W
Cooling FansNoctua NF-A14 x 8

It's a bit much for Figma, but fortunately, I also dabble in a lot of video and photo editing as well as teaching myself Unreal Engine. The 3090 is also great for training A.I. models so it's not just a giant, expensive paperweight.

Monitors

Right now, I am running 4 monitors in my setup. Two 4K IPS displays in the middle, flanked with 1440p in portrait mode in either side. I know, how many monitors do you need, right? But I actually make it work in my case.

The most left monitor is for Slack and Discord, and the second one is for content ie: Youtube, Netflix, or movies. The main display is for Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, or any other tool that needs color accuracy, and the most right monitor is for VSCode when I am coding.

See, I make it work, or maybe im just overcompensating.

Office space by Peter Garcia

DisplayModelLink
Monitor 1GIGABYTE M28U 28"
Monitor 2GIGABYTE M28U 28"
Monitor 3Dell 27" Monitor: S2721DGF
Monitor 3Dell 27" Monitor: S2721DGF

The chair

The pièce de ré·sis·tance of my setup. The Herman Miller Embody was a dream of mine ever since I first laid my eyes on it.

I think I read every review that I can find, and watched every video about it. It took me 8 years of using crappy office chairs that I can find, before taking the plunge and investing in one. Spending $2000+ on an office chair is a bit much for most people but for me it is honestly worth every penny. I can stay sitting down for more than 10 hours everyday, and not feel like my ass is burning at the end of it. It has also stopped my back from hurting, so definitely a win win.

Office space by Peter Garcia

Peripherals

An office is not complete without them. Duh.

Keyboards

I have never been a keyboard "enthusiast" before, and off the shelf mechanical keyboards always just worked for me. But when I saw people building their own keyboards, I had to try it. In the span of a month, I built 3 keyboards just to flush the envy out of my system, and it worked!

keychron Q6 QMK

Office space by Peter Garcia

ComponentMakeLink
BaseKeychron QM6 100%
SwitchesGlorius Gateron Red Switches
KeycapsAkko Black & Bronze Keycaps
StabilizersGlorius GSV2 PREMIUM
CableGlorius Coiled Cables

GMMK Pro White Slate

Office space by Peter Garcia

ComponentMakeLink
BaseGMMK Pro White
SwitchesGlorius Gateron Red Switches
KeycapsAkko Blue on White
StabilizersGlorius GSV2 PREMIUM
CableGlorius Coiled Cables

GMMK Pro Black Slate

Office space by Peter Garcia

ComponentMakeLink
BaseGMMK Pro Black
SwitchesGlorius Gateron Red Switches
KeycapsAkko World Tour Keycaps
StabilizersGlorius GSV2 PREMIUM
CableGlorius Coiled Cables

I know, how many keyboards do you need? I honestly don't have an excuse why I have three keyboards, but they're fun to build so there.

Microphone

Since I also upload youtube videos, I wanted to have a microphone that is USB connectd, but with decent sound quality so I went with RODE NT USB. I might change this to an XLR microphone, but for now, this should work for my usecase. Office space by Peter Garcia

Headphones

Sound cancelling headphones was something that I thought I didn't need until I had mine. Now, I can't live without it. The Sony WH-1000XM5 is a wokrhorse, and I use it everytime I have to focus on something and not be bothered with any distraction. I also bring it whenever I work in a coffee shop or when I am out of the house. Useful in airports too. Office space by Peter Garcia

Mouse

The Logitech MX Master 3S was a great addition to my setup. Ignoring the fact that it looks really great. The ergonomics of the mouse has been amazing as well as not having any wires to clutter up the desk space is a big plus too. Office space by Peter Garcia

Webcams & Cameras

Now this is something that might be a bit much, and maybe I have too much but it is what it is.

Sony a7SIII with 20mm Sigma lens

This is the main camera that I use for youtube videos. I have always been a Sony guy because I love the color science of their cameras. Office space by Peter Garcia

This is the camera that I use for quick video calls where I don't really need the 4k quality of the Sony a7SII. It physically follows you around when you move around. So thats fun. Office space by Peter Garcia

Sony A7SIV with 35 Sony lens

This is the camera that I use for hand held shots for Youtube shorts as well as social media posts. The dust tho, ew. Office space by Peter Garcia

Black Magic Atem Pro & Stream Deck

To control, and toggle all of the cameras that I use for my setup. I use a Black Magic Atem Pro. It is an HDMI switcher where the cameras are connected to it, and you just press the button to choose which camera the computer uses. It is great for streaming, and using multiple angles for your stream Office space by Peter Garcia

Stream Deck

I try to streamline all the processes that I do everyday, and one key device that I use every single day is the stream deck. By clicking just a single button to open an application, or turning off my Elgato Lights to locking my computer. Everything is just one click away. Office space by Peter Garcia

So there, this is where I most spend most of my time, and my happy place. :)

Written by: Peter Garcia

Peter Garcia is the founder of Plats Studio. A veteran UI/UX Designer that has worked on countless ecommerce products and businesses in the span of more than 10 years.